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Showing Up When You Want to Shut Down | Lisa Whittle

Do something with me, will you? Put your hand over your heart. Hold it there just a moment. Can you feel that? Can you hear it? It’s God saying to you with every single beat – “I love you. You’re still here. And I want to do a great work in and...

The Secret to Fighting for Those You Love | Hosanna Wong

When I was eighteen years old, my dad died from cancer. My little brother, Elijah, was twelve. Elijah shut down emotionally and would not speak to my mom, our older sister, or me about what he was feeling. It seemed there was no way to connect with...

30 Days to Growing in Your Faith | Max Anders

Why did you write 30 Days to Growing In Your Faith ? I remember many years ago, late at night, sitting on a park bench under a soft street light at the Christian college I was attending, wondering why in the world the Christian life wasn’t working...

Is Prayer Important? Philip Yancey

According to Gallup polls, more Americans will pray this week than will exercise, drive a car, have sex, or go to work. Nine in ten of us pray regularly, and three out of four claim to pray every day. To get some idea of the interest in prayer,...

Have Serious Fun… and 3 Other Life Changing Principles I Learned from Cancer | Jim Burns

I married Cathy 47 years ago and after a 10-day honeymoon, started working as a youth pastor in a church. We were both from somewhat dysfunctional families and we were the first to become Christians in our family. Yet we had the misconception that...

A Call to Wake Up | Jim Cymbala

C.S. Lewis wrote his classic work, The Screwtape Letters , in an effort to help modern-minded Christians recognize the reality of spiritual warfare and the tactics of the enemy of our soul. These letters first appeared in a weekly religious...

Hold Your Head High | Lori Wilhite

One Christmas, after a quick shopping trip to the mall with their dad, my kids came home with a few emoji pillows. Why is it that when kids go shopping with dads, they always end up bringing home a few extra non-essentials? My kids proudly showed...

Are We Doing Life All Wrong? Jennie Allen

I need to begin with words that may hurt initially. These diagnostic words are the opposite of everything Pinterest and Instagram are telling you. You may not like these words at first, but I think the truth in them will change everything. You are...

Free Sermon Resources Based on Small Group Studies

There is something powerful that happens when a church hears a sermon from the pulpit and then it gets reinforced in the Bible study or small group. What your congregation will gain with this approach: One Big Idea . Rather than people hearing one...

Your Life is a Reflection of Your Thoughts | Craig Groeschel

Like whitewater rapids rushing you downstream, your thoughts move your life in the direction of their strongest currents. The thoughts you believe, hold onto, and use to support your decisions determine your view of everything and everyone around...

How to Encourage Your Church to Have Conversations About Jesus | Neil Tomba

I went to a retirement party recently where a man said, “Hey Pastor Neil. I’ve got good news and bad news. Sorry, but I haven’t finished reading your book yet. I’m about 80 percent done. But the good news is I’ve been inspired already to have seven...

Understanding Heaven While Living on Earth | Levi Lusko

Pastor Chuck Swindoll, a very well respected minister, once said that 1 Thessalonians is the perfect place for every new believer to begin. When I heard that, I thought, “That’s interesting.” I’ve always told people they should start with John. And...

How Did I Get Here? by Christine Caine

It’s a question we all ask at one time or another, isn’t it? Sometimes life and ministry happen faster than we can manage, and no matter how proficient we are in our leadership, it is impossible to control everything happening to us, around us,...

Creatures of Habit: Breaking the Habits Holding You Back from God's Best by Steve Poe

For years as a pastor, I’ve watched Christians frustrated because they felt stuck spiritually. They attend church on a regular basis, they pray, they even read their Bibles, but they never seem to get out of these old patterns in their life. I...

I don't believe in balance by Jennie Allen

How will I do it all? How do I balance life and family and work? I don’t believe in balance. I don’t believe in balance because I cannot find it anywhere in Scripture. Achieving perfect balance is impossible. It’s a losing game. Instead, what I see...

Why Pray the Scriptures? Jodie Berndt

If you’ve been around the Bible for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that you can read a passage and learn something one day and then—a day, or a week, or even years later—you can read it again and discover something entirely different....

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Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Here are some tools to help: 

The Small Group Tool Kit includes two mobile-friendly invitation cards, reflection cards to enhance your small  group experience, and a worship song playlist curated by Hosanna Wong that can beplayed during small group meetings or personal Bible study time. 

The Church Tool Kit includes a downloadable poster, bulletininsert, invitation card, and Power Point slide.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Shawn Johnson, lead pastor of Red Rocks Church, gives a
searingly honest portrait of anxiety and depression and shows readers how to fight back and live free. He also has put together three free tools pastors can use to help their congregation have a productive conversation around mental health, including a discussion guide, sermon notes and key Scripture verses.